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The Money Myths Behind the Creation of the Federal Reserve

The FedMoney and BanksU.S. EconomyU.S. HistoryMoney and Banking

Blog20 hours ago
Roger Lowenstein's new book on the Federal Reserve relies on some well-worn myths about the monetary history of the United States.

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Will Trump Continue the Bush-Obama Legacy?

The FedTaxes and Spending

Blog01/16/2017

The only way to avoid fiscal crises is to stop increasing spending and instead begin reducing spending on all aspects of the welfare-warfare state.

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The Fed Needs Competition, Not Rules

The FedMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog01/12/2017

If a monetary rule like the Taylor Rule is not a solution to the problem of the Fed, what is? Competition.

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Top Five Monetary Policy Issues To Watch In 2017

The FedMoney and Banking

Blog01/09/2017

Here are the five most important issues to keep an eye on in 2017.

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Dollar Retreats from Highs as FOMC Stays Skittish

The FedMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog01/09/2017

The Fed keeps hinting that it plans to raise the target rate more than once this year. But, the Fed's level of confidence is near zero.

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Week in Review: January 7, 2017

The FedFinancial MarketsMoney and Banks

Blog01/06/2017

This year, our attention will be toward the Fed and central banks, as the world's financial elites try to navigate increasingly volatile waters.

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The Case Against Fed Reform

The FedMonetary TheoryMoney and Banking

Blog01/04/2017

Congress seems set to reform the Fed, but what we really need is Fed competition.

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What Is This "Neutral" Interest Rate Touted by the Fed?

The FedMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog01/03/2017

The Fed says it can use a "neutral interest rate" to set policy. But, Fed economists don't understand how the neutral rate works.

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Do Central Bankers Know a Bubble When They See One?

The FedMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog01/01/2017

At different times and in different places, Fed officials have changed their stories about whether or not bubbles can be seen before they pop.

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Paul Krugman’s Latest Conspiracy: Trump Is A Gold Bug

The FedGold Standard

Blog12/20/2016

As we wait to see what 2017 has in store for us, at least we can enjoy watching Krugman continue to destroy his reputation 140 characters at a time.

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